Yesterday, December 3, 2016, I walked out of my graphic arts class in Milwaukee into the street only to encounter a fantastical vision of hundreds of Santas-drunk and on bicycles. And a couple grinches and elves too. While I can not answer the existential question of “Can there be more than one Santa Claus” I do know what I saw. And took photos to prove it. I believe that these Santas (and grinches and elves) were cycling from pub to pub in downtown Milwaukee. As you can see above, some were struggling to mount their bikes. Having stood in the street to photograph them, my only advice is to stay out of their way!
This fall on Saturday mornings, I head to Milwaukee to take a photography class at the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design (MIAD). Located on the Milwaukee River in the Historic Third Ward, MIAD offers a fun locale and scenic area for photography. After class last Saturday, I walked along the River Walk with a friend photographer and found a kayaker paddling through reflections. And these young women enjoying the afternoon and memorializing it in selfies.